MOSCOW, October 2. /TASS/. The treaty on accession of the Zaporozhye Region to Russia stipulates the accession with its current name, according to a decree on recognition of the treaty as corresponding to the Russian Constitution published on the website of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on Sunday.
"With regard to the treaty in question using the possibility allowed by the Russian and international legislation to apply an international treaty prior to its coming into force also means that from the moment of the signing of the treaty in question <…> the Zaporozhye Region is part of the Russian Federation as its entity," the document said.
According to the treaty, from the date of its signing the Zaporozhye Region is considered accepted to the Russian Federation, which is "in essence of the nature of principal will expression by the sides, which suggests the use in the future of the constitutional-legal procedure of the process of acceptance to the Russian Federation and the formation of its new entity, the Zaporozhye Region," the document added.
The law on accession of new entities to Russia stipulates the provision of a republic status to this region "unless an international treaty stipulates the provision of the status of a territory or region to the new entity," the Constitutional Court noted, adding that "considering this the provision of the region status to the Zaporozhye Region does not contradict the Constitution of the Russian Federation."
From September 23 to September 27, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) as well as the Kherson Region and the Zaporozhye Region held a referendum where the majority of voters opted to join Russia. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the DPR and the LPR, the Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions signed treaties on their accession to Russia.